By Joseph P. Natoli
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By contrast, postmodern fiction tends to carry the logic of such modernist theories to their limit . . (Graff 1979, 208). as a logical development out of the premises of Romanticism; he sees an unbroken line from Romantic concepts of art and the artist to Postmodernist views of art and its creators. To summarize, in the mid-sixties Fiedler and Sontag attempted to define a Postmodernism that had, for them, close ties with the fastest emerging American counterculture and its predecessors, such as the "Projective" and Beat poets.
An so on. Karras would not concede an inch: phenomena are explicable, explanations are available, an energy's being unknown (as yet, of course) is not for that reason inexplicable. One that spent much time in wards where things are seen that a layperson would never set her eyes on, knows that. ) Andas the final argument, the ultimate reassurancethis is common (statistically frequent; it happens to others). " The layperson, particularly one who like Regan's mother has been repeatedly disappointed by learned advice and driven into despair by its practical impotence, may refuse to draw comfort from what now seem empty promises of reason.
To engage literature in an ontological dialogue with the world in behalf of the recovery of the authentic historicity of modern man (Spanos 1972, 165-66). For Spanos, Modernist literature is iconic, indulges in a "religioaesthetic withdrawal from existential time into the eternal simultaneity of essential art" (Spanos 1972, 158), and only that literature deserves the name Post-modernist that accepts contingent historicity from an existential point of view. Such a Postmodernist literature refuses "to fulfill causally oriented expectations, to create fictions .
A Postmodern Reader by Joseph P. Natoli